For fast convenient cooking, you can't beat a microwave oven. Whether you opt for a built-in microwave (a streamlined addition to a contemporary kitchen) or a freestanding/countertop model, the microwave is a space-saving, time-saving, must-have appliance. They come in a range of styles and colours. Black is the most popular these days with stainless steel and white close behind, however there is a growing trend for vintage microwaves with cream a popular colour, especially if it matches other kitchen accessories and appliances such as the bread bin or kettle. Choosing the right microwave depends first and foremost on what you think you'll use it for. Grill microwaves can brown and crisp your food. Combi microwaves include an oven with fanned hot air, making them fast and economical alternatives to your main oven. Microwaves vary in size from 15 to 32 litres or more but bear in mind that larger models often need more clearance space around them. Also keep in mind that the higher the number of watts, the faster your food cooks.